On Monday, 21st January a selection of Year 8 & Year 9 pupils took part in a Dyson Build and Design workshop.  The workshop was run by past pupil and Dyson Engineer Jonathan McGaughey. 

All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working in teams to design and build.  Their chosen new products were modelled out of card and Dyson parts, before each team gave a brief presentation explaining their idea and costings and how their model was to work.

Following the workshops, the afternoon was rounded off by Jonathan providing a presentation on engineering as a career and a very informative talk about The Dyson Foundation to a few of our senior pupil who are interested in that career pathway.  All pupils had the opportunity to participate in a Q & A session with Jonathan.

A great day was had by all, many thanks to Dyson and Jonathan for coming along and running the workshops.


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